Franck Muller Watchland SA, the main watch production estate of the Franck Muller Group, the Swiss luxury watch conglomerate, received the “Prix de l’Industrie” (Prize of Industry) of Geneva, Switzerland, on Oct. 9.
The award was created in 1985 by the City of Geneva to honor and promote integrated Geneva based manufacturing companies that distinguish themselves in terms of excellence and innovation and remain on the cutting edge of their field.
The Franck Muller Group Watchland SA said in a statement that the award demonstrated the company’s ability to lead and revolutionize the Swiss luxury watch industry with its originality, flexibility, and continued development.
“We are very proud to receive this award which recognizes the hard work completed by a strong team over many years,” said Vartan Sirmakes co-founder and CEO of the Franck Muller Group, who accepted the award during the city’s sixth annual Economic Conference. “It is also a strong encouragement for the future implementation and investment of new strategies that the Franck Muller Group will incorporate over the next few years. We have a strong commitment to Geneva and we are very passionate in remaining an exemplary corporate citizen and also in producing products that are showpieces of the heritage of Swiss watch making and are truly 100 percent Swiss made.”
Prix de l’Industrie is given by the Geneva Chamber of Commerce and is associated with the Office of Industrial Promotion the Cantonal Office of Statistics.
The Franck Muller Group has 14 sites of production throughout Switzerland, of whom the majority are in Geneva and employs more than 1,000 people. The Franck Muller brand has more than 50 patents registered in less than 17 years of existence.
Caption: (from left) Jean-Luc Favre, president of the Jury of OPI, Vartan Sirmakes co-founder and CEO Franck Muller Group, and Nicholas Rudaz, general manager of the Franck Muller Group.